I'm just about to take the plunge and go for my first LCD projector. But i'm still finding it a hard choice between 2 models. THe Sanyo PLV30 and NEC VT440. Both have pretty good specs but the Sanyo has 400:1 contrast and 500 lumens apposed to the NEC's 300:1 and 1100 lumens. I've viewed both on a very crude screen, and both looked pretty good in terms of black level. My question is will that 100:1 extra contrast benefit me over the extra brightness level. My dedicted room is completely free of outside light, but the idea of watching movies and playing playstation in the dark all the time is not that appealing. I know everybody is raving about the Sanyo, but nobody magazine wise including HCC have reviewed it. With all the buzz on this forum you would have thought it would at least deserve a mention. Any Help MUcho Appreciato "You sure gotta a purtty smile there Boy"